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  • Welcome to the 2014- 2015 School Year 

    Dear Parkdale High School Students and Parent(s) and Guardian(s):

    Welcome to a new and exciting school year! I hope your summer was filled with opportunities to reflect, learn, and grow.  This school year will bring on new opportunities as well as challenges.  Nevertheless, we will focus on being a Great School, located in a Great Community, servicing Great Families. Our focus has helped us shape our new school mantra – Greatness, Nothing Less! 

    The staff is thrilled that you have entrusted us with your children’s education. We will make every effort to create an environment which is engaging, supportive, and collaborative.  Our goal is to help your child achieve academically as well as socially.  Of course, we need and welcome your support and cooperation. You play a key role in the academic success of our students; therefore, school/parent communication is crucial.

    We are dedicated to fostering a safe, orderly, and nurturing environment with high expectations for all students. We are committed to doing our part in ensuring your child achieves academic excellence; and we look forward to working with you to guarantee that our goal is achieved.

    As the leader of Parkdale High School, I strongly believe that every child can learn and achieve the highest level of academic success with the proper preparation and support. To ensure a successful school year please:

    • Make sure your child is in school on time everyday. Breakfast is offered to all students from 7:15 AM-7:44   A.M.  Instruction begins promptly at 7:45 AM. 
    • Allot time for daily studying and review.  In addition, your child must read daily to improve overall literacy.
    • Return all requested forms and documents to school in a timely manner.

    Ensure your child has the school uniform.  We are a mandatory uniform school.  
SCHOOL UNIFORMS ARE TO BE WORN EVERY DAY BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  All sweaters and jackets must comply with the uniform expectation.  No multicolored sweaters and jackets.  

    We will continue to offer classroom and school-based intervention strategies and support services for all students who need them.  Our instructional program will be far more effective with your active participation. Your presence is not only welcomed, but it is greatly needed! 
Below you will find key information about the start of the school year.   My staff and I look forward to working with each and every one of you.  Together, We Will Achieve Greatness – Nothing Less!


    Tanya L. Washington, Principal



  • Maryland's Report CardCheck here for Parkdale's Report Card to see how Parkdale did!

  • PHS Uniforms  

    What to Wear/What not to Wear?

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  • Vision Statement 

    Our vision is to be a great school committed to promoting diversity and preparing all students to be socially responsible lifelong learners, ready for college and/or a career in a globally competitive world.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of Parkdale High School is to collaboratively work with parents, students, and community to foster and sustain an emotionally and physically safe, orderly, and productive learning environment which engages students in rigorous curriculum and learning experiences that focus on developing strong literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, and technological skills.